Photos from Portland

If you haven’t figured out already, Streetfilms and the Livable Streets team have returned from the World Car-free Conference. We had a great time meeting so many of you (wow, we really have fans!)

Hope you are enjoying the first two Streetfilms from Portland: Elizabeth’s “Depaving Day” film and my “Sunday Parkways” video. We have at least two more Portland-themed videos we will post in the next few weeks, but until then if you need some more Portland fix here are some photos I’d like to share…

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The beautiful Pioneer Square during the Festival of Flowers.

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There are about as many cyclists as cars using the Hawthorne Bridge during some parts of the rush hour.

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Our hero: Gil Penalosa!

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The Livable Streets team out for a bike ride: Lily, Clarence, Carly, and Nick.

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Neckdowns plus! Bioswales serve as traffic calming and rain collectors.

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Due to high volumes of bike traffic PDOT added a bike passing lane on the uphill ramp towards the Hawthorne Bridge!

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Streetsblog’s Aaron Naparstek toasts a successful presentation with friends.

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Inexpensive and welcome bike parking corrals are sprouting up all over Portland.

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Sunday Parkways was fantastically great. A family event. Even with a damp beginning it was crowded in spots!

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Obama Claus showed up looking for votes!

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Families were out in force, even this TWO YEAR OLD!

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These street closures aren’t only about bikes. Runners, walkers, bladers and pets also took to the streets.